Aside from holding exhibitions, special programs and workshops, Ateneum also houses a large collection of paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings. Finnish Art consists of paintings from the 18th century Rococo portraiture through the experimental arts to modern day paintings. The collection includes works spanning from the Romantic Period to the Golden Era. Local, international and world-renowned artists including Van Gogh are showcased in the museum.
The Ateneum Art Museum offers guided tours, a bookshop, cafeteria, and a theatre hall used as a venue for dances, film, talk shows and lectures.
Address: Kaivokatu 2 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Opening hours: Tuesday and Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm,
Wednesday and Thursday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday closed
Tel.: +358 9 61225510, +358 9 173361
Amos Anderson Art Museum
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Amos Anderson (1878 - 1961) was a Finnish icon. During his time, his interests and social networks extended to media, business, culture and politics as well being a Member of Parliament for 5 years.
Thousands of private art collections of Amos Anderson are exhibited in the museum. Not only paintings, sculptures, photos and prints are showcased too and some fine pieces of furniture, glass, textile and ceramics are included, straight from Anderson's home.
Sigurd Frosterus had trusted the museum to house his own private collections since 1994. This consists of oil paintings and watercolors by the Finnish Septem Group and the Les Vingt Group.
Address: Yrjönkatu 27, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Opening hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm,
Wednesday: 10:00 to 8:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday closed
Tel.: +358 9 6844460
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art ( Visit Site )
Kiasma Museum showcases modern art pieces that can be musical, tangible or performance oriented. It is one of the most experimental museums in Helsinki, furthering the country's ability to blend the world of technology and fine art. Only a few of the collections here are permanent as exhibitions change frequently. Guided tours of the museum are available. The precincts of the building incorporate a library, a shop for postcards, art literature and gifts and Cafe Kiasma, which offers an eco-friendly atmosphere while serving low calorie lunches and an à la carte menu.
Address: Mannerheimplatsen 2 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Opening hours: Tuesday and Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm,
Wednesday and Thursday: 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
Friday: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday closed
Tel.: +358 9 173361
National Museum of Finland
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The National Museum has an extensive collection of pre-historic records of Finland to the modern time. Divided into 6 major departments -
The Treasure Troves: coins, medals, orders, decorations, silver and weapons
The Prehistory of Finland: archeological finds
A Land and Its People: pre-industrialized Finland
The Realm: middle ages to 20th century culture
The Past Century: 20th century international culture
Workshop VINTTI: hands-on, interactive exhibition
Guided tours are available. The museum shop sells postcards, stationery, exhibit catalogues, publications, books, posters and gifts. There is also a cafeteria that serves delectable snacks and cakes.
Address: Mannerheimintie 34 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday closed
Tel.: +358 40 1286469, +358 9 40509552